Charlotte NC June 15 2018
Two security workers have been found dead while on duty in two different cities.
Police are investigating both deaths as homicides.
NYPD said that a man found behind an abandoned building in a security guard uniform was employed at a nearby business.
Police said that the man appeared to be in his mid-twenties and died of an apparent gunshot.
Officers do not know why he was behind the building except to say that there had been recent burglaries in the area.
Police have not released the security officer’s identity.
Also, police in Washington DC say that an employee of a security firm under contract was shot to death while working at a city building.
Daymond Chicas was a third-party contract worker for the District. He was working at the Kelly Miller Pool when he was shot Monday afternoon over a cellphone in what may have been a robbery set up by children.
Chicas and a group of contract workers were laying the electrical work for security cameras at the pool. Witnesses said two kids who looked to be roughly 10 years old stole Chicas’ cellphone.
Chicas and another worker ran after the kids up some steps and to a dirt path. The children returned the phone, but as Chicas walked back to the pool, he was confronted by an unknown man who pulled out a gun and shot him in the stomach.
Chicas’ mother said as her son lie on the ground, the suspect shot him yet again.
“Over a cellphone and $20,” she said. “They had no reason to kill him.”
Like many homicides throughout the city, it was ShotSpotter that alerted police about the shooting.
So far this year, there have been 70 homicides compared to 46 of them at the same time last year.
NOTE: 60 Security Officers Have Now Died In The Line of Duty in 2018.